Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Getting our Attention

And Moses said, I will now turn aside and see the great sight, why the bush is not burnt. (Exo. 3:3)

   Amazing!  Moses said to himself, Why isn't the bush burning up?  I must go over to see this.  When the Lord saw that he had caught Moses' attention, He called to him from the bush.  (Exodus 3:3-4)

   What would it take for the Lord to get your attention?  Would an unexplainable event do it?  Would it take a miracle?  Would something spectacular suffice?

   In the case of Moses, it took "all of the above."  Moses was sauntering along with his flock of sheep when all of a sudden he saw a bush burst into flame.  This wasn't just a small flicker, but a flame reaching upwards like a sword.  He stood mesmerized by the sight.  As he stared at this amazing sight, the thought came to him, why is the bush burning, yet not being burned up?  Where are the ashes, he thought.  Why isn't it turning black and disintegrating?  Once the surprise and shock wore off he said to himself, I've got to go over and check this out.  That was just what God was waiting to hear.  He used this miracle to get Moses' attention and it worked.  

   What has God used to get your attention?  It may not be as spectacular as a burning bush, but just as effective.  God uses those actions and circumstances that he knows will cause us to stop and listen.

   Whatever means God uses to get your attention -- turn aside like Moses and listen for his voice.  It may take the stillness of a desert, or the seclusion of a room or closet, but learn to be still and quiet because he speaks in a still small voice.

Thought for the Day: God doesn't always shout -- sometimes it is just a whisper.

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